Dear Fellow Rotarians:                           
  I want to first thank you for electing me as your Club President. I am so very excited about the upcoming year! 
In the spring of 2007, I joined the Rotary Club of Peoria with limited knowledge of what being a Rotarian meant. Prior to my eldest daughter’s involvement with their youth exchange; I didn’t know what Rotary was. Through the years, I have discovered the impact Rotary and its dedicated members have on our community. From polio vaccines to student exchange programs to International sustainability projects, Rotary has made an incredible reputation in volunteerism
In November of 2016, due to unforeseen circumstances, I made the decision to switch clubs. I had realized the capacity of my commitment to making a difference in the world, and that Rotary would be my way to do this. Therefore, I became a member of the Glendale West Rotary Club and to this day being a Rotarian continues to enrich my life. 
Locally, our club does much for the community, helping local organizations in need, as well as working with the schools and students. I am very proud to be part of our group. Everyone is so willing to help the community when asked, but more often someone simply sees a need.
The 2019-2020 Rotary International theme is "Rotary Connects the World". Rotary does connect the World. And I am proud to say I share these same values, and will work hard every day to prove them true. Through Rotary and my connections in Rotary, I can make a larger, more extensive impact than I ever believed possible.
Due to my commitment to Rotary and our Club, I want to share a few of my goals for the coming year:
  1. To continue to do work in the local as well as the international community
  2. To become a recognized connection and resource in our community (This would involve providing more opportunities. We have always welcomed new members to join, but now we will give the option of being a sponsor or volunteer with us on our projects.)
  3. To grow our youth programs
  4. To provide interesting and informative meetings for our members
  5. To have fun
Yours in Rotary,
Angel Aguirre
President 2019-2020
The Rotary Club of Glendale West, Arizona